What can I expect to reward to fix ground-down teeth?
For years and years I have had the doomed to failure habit of grinding my teeth; though I'm sure I still do it sometimes when I sleep, I have be good about stopping when I am awake.
I own set aside some money (I'm not assuming it's enough, about $2000) to fix my teeth since the setting up of last fall.
My teeth right very soon look OK, some are ground down more than others, but it's to the point where there are pits contained by the top of all of my teeth and some of my canines are pretty flattened and pitted. They are always sensitive, and, for reason besides looks (which I also think is very important), I really REALLY would resembling to get my teeth fixed.
Next month I plan on asking my dentist about it, but, I be hoping someone here could help shed some light on what get done to fix ground-down teeth like this, how reliable it is (are they capped? does it final?), and most importantly, how much I might expect to pay for something like this?
Any information would be massively helpful!
I had an elderly man come surrounded by to my office a couple of years ago, and almost all of his teeth be so ground down that the dentin on the inside was showing and in certainty you could see the pulp chamber on a couple of them. When he closed down on his back teeth, in his usual bite, there was a space between his top and bottom teeth that be big enough to put his thumb into. The only prospect was for him to crown 90% of his teeth, which cost him close to $20,000.
Hopefully your teeth are not this bad, as this man case was immensely extreme.
I would average it at about $900-1,000 a crown.
There are dental plans out there that will cover pre-existing conditions. Most are not an insurance but a discount program. Most times a discount program pays better than a dental insurance plan and the savings is instantaneous, instead of submitting a claim and waiting and not knowing.
There is a company called Ameriplan USA that discounts dental. I have it and it have saved me hundreds of dollars on my crowns and fillings. I purchased it for single $19.95 a month and it also covers vision and prescription.
I got mine at www.everyonebenefits.com/40565499 and my cards come in the mail in days!
As far as what to expect with the procedure I don't know. Usually they do capping or veneer, especially if it is cosmetic only. Most things like that ultimate about 10 years but I am sure the products they are using are lasting longer in a minute a days!